On 29 April ICRH Global chair Prof Marleen Temmerman received the prestigious Van Acker Award.
The Van Acker Foundation was established in honour of Achiel Van Acker (8 April 1898 – 10 July 1975), former Belgian prime minister and president of the House of Parliament, and his son Frank, the former mayor of Bruges.
The biennial Van Acker award is granted to a societally committed person or organization. Marleen was awarded for her lifelong achievements as gynaecologist, scientist, politician and activist. The Van Acker Foundation praised specifically her extraordinary energy and continuous efforts in thinking and doing to pursue her principles and realize her goals.